The FlipSwitch Full Solution
Finally, A One System Suite That Does It All
The Comprehensive Technology That's "Best in Class"
We have over ten years of research and development incorporated into FlipSwitch. Our proven technology will transform the way you manage your school, bringing new levels of efficiency and accountability throughout your organization. Best of all, it is at a price you can afford.
Affordable Cloud-Hosted Solution
FlipSwitch is a cloud-based solution that will reduce your risk, expand your access and eliminate expensive customization costs. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection and you're ready to go!
Adaptable to the Way You Work
FlipSwitch is easy to configure and simple to use. We work with each organization to uniquely configure systems that complement the way that you work. Our training is also thorough so you receive the knowledge and support necessary to get you up and running quickly and effectively. Your administrators, teachers, parents and staff will thank you for making their lives easier.
Trackable Academic Achievement
FlipSwitch also works in the classroom to promote student success by tracking individual progress and performance. Teachers can identify struggling students earlier, in addition to strengthening their own classroom management skills through the use of our helpful classroom reporting features.
Four Concentrations, One Fully Integrated Solution
The FlipSwitch integrated solution consists of a collection of four software systems that address the various needs of online education. Each system is a cutting-edge technology designed to work together seamlessly. This gives administrators, teachers, students and parents the ability to easily access, navigate and manage their daily activities.
The FlipSwitch SIS
It’s the finely tuned engine that makes it all go
We designed our Student Information System with the user in mind every step of the way. We took into consideration that you’d want it to be configurable, reliable, and intuitive as well as have an appealing interface. The information is easily accessible, bringing a new level of simplicity and personalization to school management software.
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At a Glance Information
Our scrolling header helps to view pertinent information at a glance. Information like contact info, bios, class schedules and notes are organized in a way that is easy to reference when viewing profiles.
Administrators and teachers can keep detailed notes on the goals, struggles, motivators, and current situations of each student to greater personalize their interactions and to help students stay focused and motivated.
Heat charts track critical student information such as when they are logging in, their class schedule, progress, and GPA standing.
As student data is continually store, that information will then auto populate common entry fields when registering a new students thereby reducing the time necessary for fields like: prior school standards, diploma types, transferable credits, etc.
Automated Grad Plans
When entering a student’s transcript form from their previous school, our built in algorithms process past course credits, formulates a revised GPA, and maps out a new graduation progress that is relevant to the present school’s standards and diploma types.
Student Guardian Information
Parents, legal guardians, or approved decision makers contact information is readily available.
Complex information like who receives emergency calls, who makes authorizations, or who can pick up the student is easily seen. This helps reduce school’s liability when it comes to complicated situations.
All student records are in a secure environment that is password protected, keeping in line with educational privacy standards.
Administrators can grant access to faculty in varying degrees to determine who can see and edit information in the system.
Lock-out: Users can be locked out of the system (instead of deleted) and reactivated as needed.
Impersonate: supervisors or IT can log in as a different individual within the organization, to make changes during special circumstances.
Our online application provides a wide range of configurable options. The user has control of what questions are asked, what fields are required, and the type of questions presented (multiple choice, check boxes, questionnaires, etc.)
FlipSwitch works with the user to change these applications as needed.
The FlipSwitch PSP
Keeping Parents and Students Aware of Vital Information
The Parent’s View
Parents can access the Parent Portal at any time of the day through a secure log-in password. Their access allows them to review their student’s attendance, class schedule, grades, graduation progress, and even teacher notes. Additionally within the PSP, parents can select the method in which they prefer to receive notifications from the school and the reason (grades, attendance). Options for delivery include email, text, cell, or home phone and can be delivered on a daily basis or in a weekly report.
The Community: The Hallways of Your Online School
The Community is a virtual social network within the PSP that is exclusive to your school. Within the network students can post pictures, bios, communicate with one another about class work or socially, join clubs, vote, and “Like” or add friends similar to popular social networks like Facebook.
The Community however is unique in that it is a monitored environment with rules that can be established by the school. School staff can be assigned to oversee and set precedents regarding etiquette and appropriate content so the Community represents a safe environment for students to interact.
My Progress: A Guidance Counselor at Your Fingertips
Within the PSP’s My Progress students have a comprehensive view of all the elements related to their progress toward graduation. Easy to read charts and graphs display such things as student’s current grade point average, future class requirements, and a projected timeline for graduation. Providing this level of detailed information takes the mystery out of the how’s and why’s behind a student’s performance and empowers a students to take action in the necessary areas.
Teachers and counselors can use the student dashboard feature to easily identify students who are having difficulty and implement measures to help students keep on track. Individualized benchmarks can be implemented to help establish measurable goals. Notifications or flags can also be made to appear when particular criteria (grades, attendance, etc.) are not met to keep both the teacher and student on task.
The FlipSwitch LMS
Engaging Students in a Personalized Way
Designed With the Teen Learner in Mind
Through years of research and applied learning we have come to understand that a one size fits all mentality does not work. Our Learning Management System, from interface design to functionality, is meant to specifically address the needs and interests of the teen learner. Once inside the digital classroom students will immediately notice this difference. Learning and navigation is a breeze as functionality and layout are consistent throughout the system. The interface design is colorful and can be customized to each user’s likes. And courses contain a variety of technologies so each style of learner is actively engaged.
Multiple Points of Student Contact
The Course Blog offers students an opportunity to submit their thoughts and course assignments in a modern way, which can be reviewed by both peers and instructors.
Instruction provides teachers a personalized area to place detailed directions to students. This is a great way for teachers to augment and provide more detail than the syllabus might offer.
The Feedback section is an area where teachers can provides direct feedback to students on their submitted lessons, projects, and tests.
The Message Center represents a great way for teachers to personalize courses to their liking. Specific course notes, links to videos, and other valuable content can be added to augment courses.
Students can collaborate within the Discussion portal by participating in threaded discussions providing a rich learning environment for students to express themselves in a more informal collaborative environment.
Within My Courses users can customize the views of lesson content. For example a user can have written content, a work problem and an instructional video all displayed simultaneously providing a synchronous way to relate the content being viewed or read with the questions being asked.
Personalize Display Themes
Students can customize their classroom interface by picking from a variety of colors and patterns to suit their tastes or mood. Additionally, at the completion of each activity students can weigh in with their opinions through a rating pole.
View Progress at a Glance
Within My Progress students can view detailed progress data concerning their current class schedule, attendance, GPA, graduation track, and future class requirements needed. This information is displayed in various ways, including charts and graphs that show progress over time. Students also have direct contact information to their student advisors and teachers and can contact them by simply clicking the contact message button.
Changing the face of education one click at a time
Curriculum Design Philosophy
FlipSwitch’s curriculum team spent a great deal of thought and time when designing our course offerings. The primary objective of our lesson architecture is to provide a balanced lesson plan that is teen friendly. This includes using a comprehensive blend of methodologies and mediums that address the various learning styles and promote complete understanding of the subject matter at the conclusion of each course. The following represent two of these approaches.
Subject matter mastery is not complete without applying the concepts being taught. In our courses each concept is presented three times and three different ways. To enhance understanding activities play a large role. These activities can either be “live” synchronous or asynchronous, but typically focus on mediums or technologies that engage young students and lend themselves to demonstrating the thought process of the student.
FlipSwitch’s courses are designed to have a fair amount of teacher/student interaction. Each course lesson contains feedback tools where the teacher can provide detailed notes to a student regarding an assignment or activity. Students also have numerous ways to reach out the teacher. Additionally, to promote ongoing communication and feedback every lesson also contains unit long discussion projects that are mentored by the teacher.
Meeting Your Needs
Our courses can be used within any academic calendar including a standard semester, quarter, or summer school time frame. The pacing of these courses is entirely up to the user. Depending on your school’s programmatic needs they can be used to augment your existing curriculum, used for a blended or hybrid classroom environment, or represents the core foundation for an entirely online program.